Mythos, tzatziki, secluded bays
& crystal clear waters
Catamaran Charter Around The Greek Islands
Greece has long been considered the ultimate island hopping destination. With over 6000 gorgeous islands and islets to explore there are seemingly endless places to discover by boat. Visitors flock to the country for its temperate climate, warm clear waters and well natured, hospitable population. Famed for stunning scenery and great sailing conditions, you’ll enjoy every moment as you experience laid back Mediterranean culture at its finest.
Greece has it all. Sandy beaches, pretty coves, quaint fishing villages, white-washed Choras and cosmopolitan towns. Truly one of the Mediterraneans best sailing destinations. Explore a different island every day as you jump from one spectacular location to the next. With five distinctive sailing regions to be explored, you can keep coming back year after year and always find something new.
Why sail in Greece?
- Huge range of sailing areas – something to suit sailors of all levels
- Comparatively low cost compared with other areas of the Med
- Hospitable locals and excellent cuisine
- Crystal Clear waters and stunning natural landscapes
- Rich culture & range of historical sites to visit
The Ionian Islands
Stretching down the West coast of Greece, the Ionian islands are one of the Mediterranean’s most popular charter sailing destinations. Renowned for gentle afternoon breezes, calm seas and plenty of sunshine…
The Saronic Gulf
A popular sailing area within easy reach of Athens. You don’t have to travel far from the capital to find exceptional islands, coastal villages and harbours. The area makes for wonderful cruising with sheltered waters…
The Cyclades Islands
Taking up much of the Central Aegean Sea, the Cyclades Islands are exactly what most picture when they think of the Greece. The islands are populated with white washed houses at atop dramatic hillsides flanked…
The Dodecanese Islands
The Dodecanese are a group of islands in the South Eastern Aegean, many of them just a stones throw away from Turkeys Anatolia. Similar in many ways to the Cyclades further to the West – the islands are covered with white-washed villages…
The Sporades Islands
The Sporades group lies off the eastern shore of the Greek mainland. The islands here have a very authentic charm to them. Simply stunning to behold, the islands are covered with old stone houses in maze like streets that are bustling with life…
FAQ's - Sailing Greece
Why charter a yacht in Greece?
Greece has some of the best established sailing areas in the Mediteranean and theres a great variety of itineraries on offer. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just setting out on your first trip, there’s something to suit sailors of all levels.
Famed for its hospitable local population, rich history and excellent food. Greece also remains steadfast as one of the cheapest places to charter a yacht in the Med.
What is the best period to sail in Greece?
The Greek charter season runs from May – October. Pricing scales with demand and school holiday periods will always be a little more expensive. If you have flexibility it’s well worth visiting in shoulder months like June & September. The weather is still very reliable, but it’s less busy and you’ll save on yacht hire pricing.
How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Greece?
The cost of a charter in Greece will depend on: Time of year, sail-area & the yacht’s model, age & spec.
Week-long bareboat charters in the low season can start from as little as €1,500. While a peak period charter for a large luxury catamaran can reach €30,000 for a week of sailing the Greek islands.
What are the requirements for sailing in Greece?
If you want to bareboat in Greece then you’ll need at least one certified skipper with an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) or equivalent qualification. The skipper must be proficient at handling a yacht in close quarters, mooring and anchoring in varying conditions.
The Greek authorities also ask that there be at least one other experienced adult onboard – though they don’t necessarily need to be qualified.
Is it safe to sail around Greece?
The Greek yachting industry is very well established. Greek Seas are incredibly yacht friendly and very safe in comparison to many other locations in the world.
Is the water rough around the Greek islands?
It largely depends on where you want to visit and the time of year!
The Ionian is calm all throughout the summer season and very well suited to families and beginners. Other area’s like the Cyclades can be a little more challenging, particularly from July – September when the infamous ‘Meltemi’ winds blow through the Aegean.